Previous article Next article

See translation in english Cartelization, Antitrust and Globalization in the US and Europe

Cartelization, Antitrust and Globalization in the US and Europe

Mark S. LeClair

Cette rubrique Livres recense et commente les ouvrages et autres publications en droit de la concurrence, droit & économie de la concurrence et en droit de la régulation. Une telle recension ne peut par nature être exhaustive et se limite donc à présenter quelques publications récentes dans ces matières. Auteurs et éditeurs peuvent envoyer les ouvrages à l’intention du responsable de cette rubrique : catherine.prieto@univ-paris1.fr.

The uncovering of a great number of cartels in the industrialised world has left an unfortunate, yet significant, mark on global economic developments in recent years. Globalization has forced firms into more direct competition ; the result has been global price-fixing. This situation has greatly challenged antitrust authorities.

Taking a broad yet detailed approach, this work sets a practical explanation of the history of cartels and antitrust law in a sound theoretical framework, as well as providing suggestions as to how potential reforms of antitrust laws could improve the situation going forward. The book includes a comprehensive analysis of the motivations behind and perceived necessity for organisations to enter into cartels, and the success or otherwise of legislatures’ attempts to both uncover and prevent such cartels from taking place. A total of 24 price-fixing conspiracies uncovered in the US and Europe are examined as part of the analysis to demonstrate the globalization of collusion.

Author

Quotation

Mark S. LeClair, Cartelization, Antitrust and Globalization in the US and Europe, December 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 109990

Publisher Routledge

Date 7 July 2010

Number of pages 196

ISBN 9780415746069

Visites 42

All reviews